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Keith and Packard (North Bridgewater, Ma.) Ledger, 1869-1872

Keith and Packard (North Bridgewater, Ma.) Ledger, 1869-1872
Mss. Acc. 2010.411
0.1 Cubic Feet
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1 volume, 22cm x 33cm (336 pp.)
Scope and Contents

Ledger, 1869-1872 of Keith & Packard (North Bridgewater, Massachusetts), a factory that specialized in shoemaking products, and particularly boot counters. Transactions recorded concern products, like counters, skiffs, necks, leather, shavings, etc. as well as services rendered, like heeling, soling, etc. The geographic area covered is most of the Northeast and includes Boston, Weymouth, Worcester, North Brookfield, South Braintree, South Abington, Milford, New Bedford, Georgetown, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Auburn and Portland, Maine, Elmira, New York, etc.

<p> Note: North Bridgewater, MA was renamed Brockton, MA in 1874.

Keith and Packard (North Bridgewater, Ma.)
Administrative/Biographical History
Description was provided by the seller and has not been verified for accuracy: "North Bridgewaterwasa leading center of footwear manufacturing throughout much of the 19th century.  A. & A. B. Keith introduced a new method of making shoes using new and improved machines and was the first in the country to adopt nearly all machinery, such as pegging, sewing, cutting, scouring, etc."
Massachusetts--Economic conditions--19th century
Shoemakers--Massachusetts--History--19th century
Shoes--United States--History--19th century
Ledgers (Accounting)

Administrative Information

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Keith and Packard (North Bridgewater, Ma.) Ledger, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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